Postal delays, which caused a ruckus during the election, are expected to continue through the holiday season. So, retail experts say, start Christmas shopping now: “We expect to see continued pressure on shipping as more packages flow through the system,” says Karl Haller, retail industry expert at IBM Global Business Services. “We have already seen some of the major carriers impose fees on package shipping in anticipation of this.”
SO – IF YOU WANT GIFTS TO ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
Officially, the United States Postal Service says, for gifts to arrive by Christmas, ground shipments need to be sent by TODAY (December 15th); first-class mail needs to go out by FRIDAY (December 18th); and priority mail should be sent by SATURDAY (the 19th).